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The president needs to keep his message on 'All Lives Matter'

From the Right / Wayne Allyn Root /

The following is the speech and advice I would like to hear President Donald Trump deliver to Black Lives Matter protestors. And, of course, it's important for the 63 million Trump voters in the "silent majority" to hear these words, too.

"You have it all wrong. I know you hate to hear this, but ... ALL LIVES MATTER. I'll never stop saying it. ...Read more

Mainstream media continues to toss Biden softballs

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- How is a Joe Biden press conference different from a Donald Trump press conference? Actually, the opposing candidates' pressers have much in common, judging by Biden's session with political reporters Tuesday, his first press conference in 89 days.

Most of the questions were about Trump.

Many of the questions were about Russia ...Read more

So much for Trump's love of the military

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Christopher Slutman, 43, had always wanted to be a firefighter. He was that kind of kid, the kind who wants to save people. He was also a Marine Reserves Staff Sergeant who had served in Iraq. Last year, he was assigned to duty in Afghanistan.

On April 8, 2019, just two weeks before he was scheduled to return home, he and two other Marines were...Read more

How to salvage a pandemic Independence Day

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Although July 4 is celebrated as Independence Day due to it being the day in 1776 the Continental Congress approved the final text of Jefferson's Declaration, the actual independence vote was on July 2 of that same epochal year. Accordingly, on July 3, John Adams sent a famous letter to his beloved wife, Abigail, in which he predicted how ...Read more

Americ needs jobs not mobs

From the Right / Adriana Cohen /

Voters have a clear choice this November.

If you want mobs vandalizing stores, destroying public property and setting churches on fire, then vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who has spent the majority of his time hiding out in his Delaware basement while our country has been in flames in the aftermath of the George Floyd tragedy.

If ...Read more

'But Gorsuch' is still Trump's best argument

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

This week, the Supreme Court struck down a Montana constitutional provision barring religious schools from benefiting from the state's tax dollars. There are similar now-unconstitutional laws on the books across the nation -- many of them borne of anti-Catholic bigotry -- that subvert religious liberty and further empower government, rather than...Read more

Roberts is the Court's restrainer in chief

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Believe it or not, John Roberts handed conservatives two big wins at the Supreme Court last week, just not the win they wanted. Roberts gutted the Consumer Financial Protection Board and beefed up the argument for the unitary executive. Roberts, in effect, expanded the power of presidents to exercise control over appointees of independent ...Read more

We must decide whether we want to save America

From the Right / David Limbaugh /

America is in crisis. Her destiny is on the line, and she will survive only if we still love her.

A battle rages in the streets, in academia, in the culture, and in the hearts and minds of the American people over whether America was and remains a good and great nation.

I have always believed that America is the greatest and most benevolent ...Read more

Generations defining -- and redefining -- American history

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Americans naturally tend to think of their presidents in terms of generations, like they do with their families. This may have started with the news that former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, half a century to the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence they jointly drafted.

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Lincoln statues must go but feminist Margaret Sanger stays?

From the Right / Tim Graham /

Levar Stoney, the black Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, made the executive decision to remove a statue of Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on Monument Avenue to "expedite the healing process for the city." This demonstrated how cities with liberal majorities can take down statues in an orderly fashion without vandalizing them or pulling ...Read more

Are uncivil protests and mob violence winning?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

The Seattle Commune is no more.

Declared three weeks ago by radical leftists as CHAZ, the City Hall Autonomous Zone, rechristened CHOP, the City Hall Occupation Protest, the six-block enclave inside Seattle ceased to exist July 1. The cops shut it down.

As Marx said, history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce.

If the Paris Commune...Read more

When in the course of human events...

"Government requires make-believe. Make believe that the king is divine, make believe that he can do no wrong or make believe that the voice of the people is the voice of God. Make believe that the people have a voice or make believe that the representatives of the people are the people. Make believe that governors are the servants of the ...Read more

Early rising is part of my daily litany

The sun rose yesterday in Washington, D.C., at 6:02 a.m. I made my routine morning run in the silence of dawn, passing the Lincoln Memorial and running along the still water of the Reflecting Pool. Like the giant sculpture of President Lincoln, I faced due east and watched as the sun rose over the horizon, melting the pockets of nighttime ...Read more

As Bastiat would aay, peer past the obvious with pandemic policies

This week marks the 219th birthday of the great 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat. It's the perfect time to talk about his famous essay, "That Which is Seen, and that Which is Not Seen," published in his book, "The Law." This timeless work remains an essential guide to thinking about policymaking.

In that essay, Bastiat writes: "In...Read more

A short and (very) incomplete list of lessons learned

From the Right / Laura Hollis /

The last few weeks have provided plenty of support for the political positions traditionally espoused by conservatives. Some of the evidence is so painfully obvious it's hard to believe there could be any dispute about it. And yet, disputes there are. In fact, the divisions in this country seem deeper than ever. As we approach the November ...Read more

I am proud to be an American

I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country -- not because our people are exceptional but because we have a different -- and exceptional -- structure of government. I am grateful that I was born an American.

We ...Read more

Random thoughts while not out 'protesting'....

From the Right / Larry Elder /

At a time in America when one's race has never been less important, the left has taught an entire generation of the most privileged Americans ever to view the world through race-tinted glasses.

There were 13 Baltimore high schools where, in 2017, 0% of students could do math at grade level, and another half-dozen high schools where only 1% were...Read more

No, Trump isn't going to drop out

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

After he's repeatedly survived the unsurvivable, we are supposed to believe that President Donald Trump might quit the presidential race before it truly begins because of a spate of negative polling.

This is the latest chatter among (unnamed) Republicans, according to a widely circulated Fox News report and cable news talking heads.

Trump is a...Read more

Why won't Roberts rule based on the Constitution?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.

From the...Read more

The professor's war against truth

Washington -- Here we are, halfway through 2020, and what is the latest finding on the achievements of President Ronald Reagan in office? Well, they come from an Oxford University professor emeritus of politics, so they have a great deal of heft behind them. The professor is one Archie Brown, and he says ... Well, he says the same thing that ...Read more